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Arnhem 1944

Author: Chris Brown
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn : The History Press, 2016.
Series: Battle story.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When we think of Arnhem, we think of a bridge too far and a sky full of parachutes dropping the Allies into the Netherlands. It was one of the most complex and strategically important operations of the war. Operation Market Garden was devised to give the Allies the opportunity to bypass the German Siegfried Line and attack the Ruhr. Paratroopers were dropped into the Netherlands to secure all the bridgeheads and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Brown, Chris, 1957-, author.
Arnhem, 1944./
Toronto : Dundurn, 2016. ©2016
(CaOONL)20159069823
(OCoLC)917341352
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Brown
ISBN: 9781459734098 1459734092 9781459734104 1459734106 9781459734081 1459734084
OCLC Number: 927183463
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
Timeline --
Historical background --
The armies --
The British --
The Germans --
The strategy --
The days before battle --
Planning the landings --
The XXX Corps' plan --
The landings commence --
The battlefield : what actually happened? --
The attack commences : day one --
Appraising the situation : day two --
Opposition increases : day three --
Waiting for reinforcements : day four --
The bridge is lost : day five --
No way across : day six --
Under fire : day seven --
Operation 'Berlin' : day eight --
After the battle --
The Germans --
The legacy --
Orders of battle.
Series Title: Battle story.
Responsibility: Chris Brown.

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When we think of Arnhem, we think of a bridge too far and a sky full of parachutes dropping the Allies into the Netherlands. It was one of the most complex and strategically important operations of the war. Operation Market Garden was devised to give the Allies the opportunity to bypass the German Siegfried Line and attack the Ruhr. Paratroopers were dropped into the Netherlands to secure all the bridgeheads and major routes along the proposed Allied axis advance. Simultaneously, the 1st Airborne Division, supported by the Glider Pilot Regiment and Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade, landed at Arnhem. The British expected to sweep through and connect with the Arnhem force within a matter of days. However, things on the ground proved very different. The troops met resistance from pockets of SS soldiers and soon were overwhelmed. The Arnhem contingent was cut off from reinforcement and eventually forced to withdraw. The 1st Airborne Division lost three-quarters of its strength in the operation and did not see battle again. Through quotes and maps, the text explores the unfolding action of the battle and puts the reader on the frontline. If you truly want to understand what happened and why -- read the Battle Story.

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